Here's an overview of this week's 3 hour homeowner radio broadcast
Outdoor Living Hour - Farm Fresh with Arizona Farm Bureau
Julie Murphree with the AZ Farm Bureau joins us this weekend with special guest Rob Fullmer of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild talking #ArizonaMicroBreweries & Mark Schnepf of Schnepf Farms talking about the start of Peach Season!
On The House Hour: New Technology Makes Stem Wall Repair Less Invasive & More Affordable
Say you are outside doing yard work, and you notice a bit of crumbled concrete next to your house's foundation, or you see cracks. Is it a big deal? Yes, it can be if not remedied. The part of the house's foundation that you can see is the stem wall, and it's an integral part of the building's structure. Bob Brown, owner, Arizona Foundation Solutions, a Rosie-Certified Partner, walks us through stem wall failure and repair...
Homeowner Topic: Open Home!
Weekly To-Do Topic: #Compressors the hardest working component of your AC | Of all the primary components of an AC system, the refrigerant compressor is the hardest working of them all and the most expensive component of any AC system. Tune-in and join the conversation about how to make sure your AC's compressor stays in perfect working order!
Schnepf Farms celebrating 80th Anniversary! Mark talks about the legacy of the farm starting in 1941. Then discusses The Agritainment Park with rides and attractions. U Pick Em on a limited basis.
Peach season at the farm. Great soil and different varieties lead to the earliest ripening in the country. Largest producer of peaches in Arizona.
Rob discusses the story of The Arizona Craft Brewery Guild. A 1.14 Billion Dollar economic impact with 110 microbreweries in the state. How Arizona beer and wine compares to the rest of the country.
Old Ellsworth Brewery partnered with The Arizona Farm Bureau's 100th Anniversary for a special beer 'CIEN' (spanish for 100).
Arizona produces excellent barley for beer. But it has to be malted. Rob explains that process.
Rob discusses the ingredients breweries are looking for to craft different types of beer and connection to Arizona agriculture.
Growth of micro breweries in the state and the beers are the expression of who we are. The Guild's 'Rebuild The Guild' benefit beer brewered by OHSO Brewery. A Coffee IPA.
Details on the Schnepf Farm Agritainment Park.
Fill Your Plate.org for a list of farm's you can visit!
Mark explains how adapting thru the pandemic has actually benefited visitors with less crowds and product orders. Ron talks about how they've had to re-examine many things such as planning, events, distribution of product and more.
Touch on crafting beer using reclaimed water from the City Of Scottsdale purification plant.
Mark updates The Cozy Peach at the farm. Where you can stay in a classic Airstream trailer!
Crumbled or cracked concrete next to your house’s foundation could be a sign of a problem. The part of the house's foundation that you can see is the stem wall. An integral part of the building’s structure.
Bob Brown, owner of Arizona Foundation Solutions walks us through stem wall failure and repair with a new technique Bob created: The Never Rust Stem Wall Repair System.
Most homes sit on a concrete slab. That slab is bounded by a stem wall. A vertical concrete wall that goes down to a spread footing in the ground. The base of the wall should extend 6-8 inches above the ground for termites, concrete cracks and rusted rebar. Damage can affect the foundation's home.
Bob explains what happens when moisture intrudes rebar in concrete leading to rust.
Bob's solution to replacing rusting rebar in concrete stem walls is installing composite rebar that doesn't rust. Its the basis for his Never Rust System repair.
Composite rebar examples: fiberglass, carbon fiber, basalt.
Bob's explains his detailed process replacing damaged stem walls with composite rebar.
Comment From Our You Tube Video showing the stem wall repair. How much does a repair like this cost?
Discussion of the top of the stem wall. The galvanized vertical strapping and its function in the support system of the home. Bob explains a fix to replace this strapping.
Arizona Foundation Solutions known for soil analysis and determining if a home's foundation is 'heaving'. Bob explains the process to see if a home is settling, heaving or both.
One thing is certain: concrete will crack. Steel rebar skeleton keeps it together so it doesn't come apart.
The assumptions people make when they find concrete cracks. Bob goes thru what could be various fixes and why they won't work when it comes to rusting rebar.
Arizona Foundation Solutions Contact Info: 602-702-5390.
Something special for Mother's Day from our E-Store: The Forever Rose
Great homeowner information and more can be found at Rosie On The House.com
Most Asked Question Of The Week: How tough is it to replace a piece of cracked glass in a window. Rosie focuses on a single pane.
Rosie discusses a call from a retired air conditioning man in Mississippi who took issue on the Weekly To Do about compressors.
CALLER: Dennis from ABC Glass Company chimes in on glass window replacement. Regarding a wrap around vinyl in the single pane glass and not to use a screwdriver to remove the glass around it.
TEXT: My wife wants a wine cave, not a 'she shed'. What's the next step to making it happen. Rosie has the solid answer :)
Weekly To Do on air conditioning compressors. The hardest working component on your unit. How it works, the importance of getting it checked and why it could cost you if it breaks down in the summer.
Rosie tells a good story about watching The Kentucky Derby at a steakhouse with an old cowboy at the bar who had a knack for picking the winners.
Romey tells the story of folks who bought a home in California and discovered an old bomb shelter beneath the floor.
Getting people to consider learning a trade in the building sciences. The jobs are plentiful!! So is the money!